The impulse to help spontaneously, is also be observed in companies. The chemical giant BASF has begun on Friday in order to provide hospitals in the Region around its Headquarters in Ludwigshafen for free with Hand sanitizers.

“We have delivered the first Batch, more than 1000 litres,” says company spokesman Gert Lödden of the DW. In the next few days, more supplies will be added.

new to the chemical group

BASF is not such a disinfectant usually. “This is unusual for us,” says Lödden, “but we use some of the necessary raw materials, such as Isopropanol, for other production lines.”

So you had her reassigned at short notice, a small system is established, and a special permit of the Rhineland-Palatinate Ministry of health obtained, then it was ready to go.

“the filling of small containers, which are suitable for hospitals, it was unusual for us,” says Lödden, “Usually, we deliver products in tank wagons.” dpa/Uwe Anspach/dpa is A Logo of the BASF chemical group in an industrial plant.

what is the cost for raw materials, personnel, and logistics, can not Lödden estimate at the moment. Especially since this also depends on how high the demand is and how long the project will take. The only certainty is that the hospitals don’t have to pay. “We assume the costs and pay tax on the monetary advantage for hospitals,” said the spokesman.

“This is our contribution for the Doctors and the entire nursing staff in the clinics, just do a great job,” says Lödden.

help from Hamburg

Also, the Hamburg consumer goods group Beiersdorf, known for its Nivea hand cream, wants to help in the crisis. He announced to start immediately with the production of 500 tons of medical Hand disinfectant.

As a donation, the funds are then distributed to hospitals, police and fire departments, depending on needs and in consultation with the authorities.

“disinfectant were not previously in the Portfolio of Beiersdorf,” said a company spokesperson to the DW. We’ve just checked what is needed and what production could be switched systems quickly.

I would like To the costs the company nothing to say. They wanted to simply “support the whole-of-society to fight against the Coronavirus pandemic”.

disinfectant instead of perfume

the French luxury group LVMH, wants to make its contribution. The parent company of brands such as Dior and Louis Vuitton also manufactures perfumes for his numerous fashion labels. Because alcohol is required, it was for the group only a small step to notice, large quantities of disinfectants to produce. A total of twelve tons, called the Paris hospitals, free of charge.

“disinfectant were not previously in the Portfolio of Beiersdorf,” said a company spokesperson to the DW. We’ve just checked what is needed and what production could be switched systems quickly.

I would like To the costs the company nothing to say. They wanted to simply “support the whole-of-society to fight against the Coronavirus pandemic”.

disinfectant instead of perfume

the French luxury group LVMH, wants to make its contribution. The parent company of brands such as Dior and Louis Vuitton also manufactures perfumes for his numerous fashion labels. Because alcohol is required, it was for the group only a small step to notice, large quantities of disinfectants to produce. A total of twelve tons, called the Paris hospitals, free of charge. Merkel explained contact prohibition: “these are not recommendations, they are rules of” FOCUS Online/Wochit Merkel declared contact prohibition: “these are not recommendations, there are rules”

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